John lived on a quiet rural highway. But, as time went by, the
traffic slowly built up at an alarming rate. The traffic was so
heavy and so fast that his chickens were being run over at a rate
of three to six a day.
one day Farmer John called the sheriff's office and said,
"You've got to do something about all of these people driving
so fast and killing all of my chickens." "What do you
want me to do?" asked the sheriff. "I don't care, just
do something about those crazy drivers!"
the next day he had the county workers go out and erected a sign
Three days later Farmer John called the sheriff and said,
"You've got to do something about these drivers. The 'school
crossing' sign seems to make them go even faster."
again, the sheriff sends out the county workers and they put up a
CHILDREN AT PLAY
That really sped them up. So Farmer John called and called and
called every day for three weeks. Finally, he asked the sheriff,
"Your signs are doing no good. Can I put up my own
sign?" The sheriff told him, "Sure thing, put up your
own sign." He was going to let the Farmer John do just about
anything in order to get him to stop calling everyday to complain.
sheriff got no more calls from Farmer John. Three weeks later,
curiosity go the best of the sheriff and he decided to give Farmer
John a call."How's the problem with those drivers. Did you
put up your sign?" "Oh, I sure did. And not one chicken
has been killed since then. I've got to go. I'm very busy."
He hung up the phone.
sheriff was really curious now and he thought to himself,
"I'd better go out there and take a look at that sign... it
might be something that WE could use to slow down drivers..."
the sheriff drove out to Farmer John's house, and his jaw dropped
the moment he saw the sign. It was spray-painted on a sheet of
Go slow and watch out for the chicks!